A Bash Shell Script to Update Firefox Nightly

[ Thanks to Rex Djere for this link. ]

I recently migrated from Firefox to the more cutting
edge Firefox Nightly. As its name implies, Firefox Nightly is
updated on a nightly basis. The reason for my switch initially was
to get access to a 64-bit version of Firefox on my Windows 7
system. I fell in love with Nightly, so much so that I now use it
on ALL of my computer systems. Unfortunately, there is no yum
repository for Nightly yet (as far as I know), so I can’t update
Nightly automatically.

My solution was to write my own Bash shell script to
semi-automate the process. I just run the script once a day (late
in the day so that I run it after the daily update). The script
downloads the latest Nightly build for GNU/Linux, unpacks it,
installs it, and then deletes all of the downloaded files.

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